Justice Minister Michael Baker took part today, Nov. 25, in theofficial opening of the new Membertou RCMP detachment, the resultof a new policing agreement between the Mi’kmaq community ofMembertou and the RCMP. “I want to congratulate Membertou and the RCMP for their historicpartnership,” said Mr. Baker. “This stands as a model foreffective, efficient community policing. The partners are to becommended for their commitment to providing a police service thatsupports our common vision for safe, healthy communities acrossNova Scotia.” Under the agreement, Membertou becomes the first aboriginalcommunity in Canada to contribute to the funding of an RCMPdetachment. The band will pay 70 per cent of the costs for two ofthe five officers who will serve at the detachment. “Membertou’s initiative to increase the size of the police forcefrom three to five enables Membertou to implement a proactivepolicing strategy designed to foster a safe and healthycommunity,” said Chief Terrance Paul. “This approach willinclude, but not be limited to, community programs such as ayouth advisory committee, school liaison program and drug abuseresistance education.” “The partnership agreement signed today between the RCMP andMembertou demonstrates a sincere collaboration, one of which wecan be proud,” said assistant commissioner Dwight Bishop,commanding officer of the RCMP in Nova Scotia. “With the openingof the Membertou detachment, we have the opportunity to bothserve and receive guidance from the community on a variety ofprograms that will best meet the needs of the area.” The minister of Justice in Nova Scotia is responsible for theadministration of justice. Under the Police Act, this includesensuring an adequate and effective level of policing throughoutthe province.
The provincial government is taking new steps to deal with the economic and social effects of Nova Scotia’s aging population. Education Minister Jamie Muir announced today, June 21, a $150,000 Skills Nova Scotia study into how changing demographics will affect the labour market, jobs, education and the provincial economy. “The makeup of Nova Scotia’s work force, and society as a whole, will change considerably in the years ahead and we need to be prepared,” said Mr. Muir. “We’ll continue to work with our private- and public-sector partners, through Skills Nova Scotia, to evaluate opportunities and prepare workers to fill positions in areas that are most in need.” By 2021, 39 per cent of Nova Scotia’s population will be older than 54 years of age, and by 2029, only 60 per cent of Nova Scotians will be of working age, compared to 70 per cent in 2004. “As more Nova Scotians move toward retirement, we need to focus on improving productivity, supporting new growth sectors and responding to an evolving social and economic environment,” said the minister. The study was announced during a NovaKnowledge luncheon debate featuring internationally-known author and demographic expert David Foot. The announcement accompanied the release of the province’s Skills Nova Scotia annual progress report and action plan. “Nova Scotia is, and will continue to be, at the forefront when it comes to addressing the challenges related to shifting demographics because Atlantic Canada is the first region in Canada to experience these changes,” said David Foot. “Now is the time to prepare for upcoming changes, and the province’s Skills Nova Scotia agenda is a proactive step in the right direction.” Government has introduced, and is currently working on, a number of policy initiatives to address changing demographics, including: “As an employer and a member of the business community, we’re interested in the potential impact of demographic changes here in Nova Scotia,” said Bob Shaw, vice chair, the Shaw Group Limited. “We look forward to working with the provincial government to prepare for future challenges and opportunities, and to train Nova Scotians to meet the demands of Nova Scotia’s evolving economy.” The Skills Nova Scotia Annual Progress Report 2004-05 and Skills Nova Scotia Action Plan 2005-06 report on government programs, services and strategic initiatives that focus on educating, training and building Nova Scotia’s work force. Launched in 2002, Skills Nova Scotia is a partnership of provincial departments that works with business, labour, education and training institutions and community organizations to build Nova Scotia’s workforce and contribute to a thriving economy. The objectives and goals in the Skills Nova Scotia framework will be updated in the fall following a consultation with all partners. More information about Skills Nova Scotia and copies of the annual report and action plan are available on the website at http://skillsnovascotia.ednet.ns.ca . Details about the research contract and request for proposals will be available on the website in July. Skills Nova Scotia Nova Scotia’s Immigration Strategy Nova Scotia’s Nursing Strategy Strategy for Positive Aging Youth Employment and Skills Development Strategy Aboriginal Employment Strategy the Community Development Policy Initiative Opportunities for Prosperity.
Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 -30- KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour in Kings County is open to one-lane traffic. The bridge has a weight restriction of 5,000 kilograms.
a bill of sale for ‘Dinah’, an enslaved African Nova Scotian; — a watercolour of Rose Fortune, Black Loyalist; a land petition from Gabriel Hall, a Black refugee of the war of 1812; and a photograph of William Hall, Victoria Cross winner. The exhibit also includes photographs of some of the early Black settlements in Nova Scotia, such as Preston, Hammonds Plains and Five Mile Plains, and descendants of the early settlers from 1880-1955. The nearly 50 items on display are from a much larger online exhibit celebrating African Nova Scotian heritage, available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/africanns . “The online exhibit was designed to appeal to a broad audience, including general-interest visitors, genealogists and students, but especially to those interested in African Nova Scotian history,” said Mr. Speirs. Visitors to the online African Nova Scotian exhibit can search a database of 5,000 names of African-Americans who came to Nova Scotia in 1783 and 1815-16. The exhibit will be on display at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 6016 University Ave., in Halifax until March 31. An exhibit reflecting the province’s long and significant African-Nova Scotian heritage has been mounted by the Nova Scotia Archives in honour of African Heritage Month. “We have a rich African history in Nova Scotia,” said Brian Speirs, provincial archivist, “and we hope this exhibit will encourage Nova Scotians and others to further explore our African heritage.” Among the items on display are:
The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency has selected three aboriginal companies to clean up the former Sydney Steel cooling pond. The successful bidders are Norman Morris Joint Venture, Eskasoni; MB2 Excavating and Construction, Membertou; and Membertou – HAZCO Remediation Group. The local companies will share the work, expected to begin in about three weeks. Having the companies on a multiple standing offer list allows the agency to select a company on a rotational basis to supply labour, materials and equipment to the project. The work will be complete by spring 2008. The cooling-pond project is the province’s first aboriginal set-aside. Only companies with at least 51 per cent aboriginal ownership and control were eligible to bid on the work. The aboriginal set-aside follows the government of Canada’s aboriginal set-aside program. The cooling pond is a circular body of water located in front of the Sydney Tar Pond Agency’s office on Inglis Street in Sydney. Its function was to cool water used by SYSCO’s rolling mills. The project is funded by the $400-million, federal and provincial cost-share agreement.
Drivers enjoying the unique attractions of the Glooscap Trail will soon be getting a smoother ride thanks to a road-paving tender announced by the province. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called for tenders to repave Trunk 2 from the Parrsboro town line north for 6.1 kilometres to the intersection of Lakelands Road. “This route is part of an important connection between Parrsboro and Springhill,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “It’s also a popular route for visitors to Nova Scotia.” The project is part of government’s commitment to better roads and infrastructure. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
Halifax Regional Municipality now has more flexibility to respond to its unique challenges and opportunities as the largest municipality in the province and capital of Nova Scotia. Government proclaimed the HRM Charter Act today, Jan. 13. It includes the basic provisions of the Municipal Government Act with more powers to address the specific needs of HRM. The HRM By Design Act was also proclaimed. It provides the municipality with more tools to guide development efforts for the downtown Halifax area. “This is significant development not only for HRM but for the whole province,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, acting Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “As the economic hub of Nova Scotia, HRM has the potential for attracting more interest to the whole province in terms of investments, business, infrastructure, and other developments.” The creation of a new charter is in keeping with how other major cities in Canada, such as Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, have responded to the ever-changing challenges and opportunities of regional centres of business and fast-paced population growth areas. “We’ve been working toward this Charter for a long time and look forward to working together with the province under this new governance structure,” said Mayor Peter Kelly. “Given our growth, HRM by Design will bring clarity and predictability in the development approval process making HRM more livable, vibrant and attractive.”
A site has been chosen for the new Lakeview Consolidated elementary school in Halifax Regional Municipality. The 8.5 hectare parcel of land is located just off Highway 107 at Exit 20, and bordered by the Porters Lake Connector and Porters Lake Station Road. The site was one of three submitted by the Halifax Regional School Board for review by the Department of Education and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, which will manage the construction project. The province has an option to purchase the land. The sale is contingent on successful completion of a traffic impact study, an environmental assessment, a geological investigation and a potable water assessment. No major obstacles are anticipated. In accepting the recommendation, Education Minister Judy Streatch thanked the board and community volunteers for their contribution to the selection process. “It’s been a pleasure working with them,” said Ms. Streatch. “Their dedication to this project has been invaluable.” The Department of Education will invest $10.4-million to replace Lakeview Consolidated Elementary School. The school is expected to open in September 2010. Lakeview Consolidated Elementary School’s two sites house 370 students in grades primary to six. The Lakeview campus in Porters Lake houses grades two to six. A West Chezzetcook campus hosts grades primary and one.
The Access Nova Scotia Centre at 650 Portland St., Dartmouth, is closed today, Jan. 24, until further notice because of a power outage. Scheduled road tests are still being offered. Residents can access telephone services at 1-800-670-4357. For online services, visit www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr . -30- SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA AND MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Dartmouth Access Nova Scotia Centre Closed
CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Jan. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Thursday, March 31, for replacement. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Mines Bass River Road Mines Bass River Road will be closed for bridge repairs until Monday, Jan. 31. A detour route is available on East and West Montrose Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eben Fulton Bridge Eben Fulton Bridge, 80 metres east from Route 289 on the Brookfield/Dean Road, will be closed to repair the steel superstructure and timber deck until Friday, Feb. 4. A detour is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hubbards Bridge Hubbards Bridge located on Trunk 3 will be closed to traffic for replacement of the bridge until Friday, Feb. 11. A detour is available on Shankle Road. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30-
Sunny skies, clear roads and long days do not guarantee a safe ride. Almost half of Nova Scotia’s highway fatalities last year happened from June through September. The trend is continuing this year. Twelve people were killed on Nova Scotia highways last month and six more have died in the last week. “I urge people to slow down, buckle up and pay attention as they travel the province,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “It is heartbreaking to think that many of the recent deaths on our province’s roads could have been avoided.” Speed, impairment, failure to wear a seat belt, and driver distraction are the leading factors in motor vehicle deaths and serious injuries. Common sense can save many lives. Drivers should also be extra alert for construction areas that are plentiful in the summer time. “In this time of year when people relax during the summer months, it is imperative for everyone to remember to drive safely,” said Insp. Ray Oliver, Officer in charge of the RCMP traffic services for Nova Scotia. “Lives depend on it.”
Mentor Networks Inc. Premiere Developments Limited Stonehedge Investments Limited High Head Mountain Development Limited Foxgrove Exploration Ltd. The Nova Scotia reporter issuer companies, violated securities laws by not filing continuous disclosure documents. People and companies have been ordered to permanently cease trading in securities of the companies, which have also been ordered to comply with Nova Scotia securities laws. To view the orders, visit the Enforcement Section at www.nssc.gov.ns.ca/whats-new . The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. -30- The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has issued cease trade orders against the following companies:
It’s likely that Nova Scotians will be humming Here Comes the Sun at 8 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 2., if Shubenacadie Sam forecasts an early end to winter. But, according to folklore, if Sam sees his shadow, winter will be here for another six weeks. Given Nova Scotia’s winter so far, with rapid temperature changes and storms, many people are ready to put away their shovels and snowblowers. “Thanks to our position on the continent, the world will hear Sam’s prediction an hour before his Ontario and American cousins emerge into the dawn light,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “We have lots of activities planned for the Wildlife Park and I invite all of Sam’s fans to join us there.” Shubenacadie Wildlife Park visitors can enjoy free hot drinks along with snowshoeing, crafts, face painting and a 10 a.m. guided wetlands walk, because Feb. 2 is also World Wetlands Day. Local performers The Alternators will be playing at 10 a.m. There is no admission, but donations for Feed Nova Scotia are encouraged. Ducks Unlimited, Clean Nova Scotia, the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the departments of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources will attend. A celebration breakfast will be served at the Shubenacadie Legion, 42 Mill Village Rd., between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., co-sponsored by the Lions Club. Cost is $7 per person, free for children younger than 5. There’s also a $25 family rate. With the Sochi Olympics starting later in the week, Shubenacadie’s bronze medalist rower, Tracy Cameron, will be a special guest at the Wildlife Park and the celebration breakfast. The Tin Shop Museum will be open from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the movie Groundhog Day will be shown at the Shubenacadie Community Hall, 2484 Main St., at 1 p.m. For more information on events, visit www.wildlifepark.novascotia.ca and www.shubie.ca .
MIT’s Eric Grimson will join the OneNS coalition at St. FX University in Antigonish today, May 19, to share his insights into how Nova Scotia can better capitalize on research, development and innovation, and instill a spirit of entrepreneurship in young people. MIT is renowned for its research and development leading to a large number of patents for innovative products. It has also had tremendous success fostering innovative thinking and entrepreneurship among its students and faculty. If all active companies started, and still run by, MIT people were pulled together, it would be the 11th largest economy in the world. MIT integrates innovation and entrepreneurship with education and research. Students and faculty are adept at quickly starting companies. “MIT actively fosters an ecosystem in which students and faculty are encouraged to couple academic research with innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities,” said Mr. Grimson. “By linking academic programs with opportunities to explore novel ideas, by building spaces in which students can create ideas and enterprises in collaboration with mentors and peers, by creating research spaces that break down traditional departmental boundaries, and by working with companies to build a broader ecosystem in which students and faculty can easily interact with industrial researchers, MIT has created a thriving environment for fundamental research and transition to practical impact.” Mr. Grimson and the OneNS team, will be joined by Peter Nicholson, the inaugural president of the Council of Canadian Academies, Richard Isnor, acting vice-president of research at St. FX, and Wayne St. Amour, executive director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Nova Scotia Community College. They will focus on getting more out of universities and colleges — research and development, innovation labs and entrepreneurship. In 2012, Nova Scotia universities generated $170 million in research funding. In 2011, they accounted for 74 per cent of all research and development spending in the province, compared with 38 per cent, nationally.Private business generates more than half of this spending nationally, but only 15 per cent in Nova Scotia. For businesses to grow and become more productive and competitive, the private sector has to invest more, and make better use of post-secondary school research and development. Bringing universities and business together in promising areas of economic growth is also important. The Ocean Innovation Centre in Dartmouth will, for example, allow researchers to work closely with industry to improve and create new products, processes and services. Accelerators and incubators, which provide the support startup businesses need to get off the ground quickly, and access to venture capital are also vital for new companies. “Nova Scotia has the most ocean science-related companies per capita of any state or province in North America,” said Martha Crago, vice-president of research at Dalhousie University. “Some of them evolve from universities others, like Acadian Seaplants, keep expanding and exporting to new markets because they do research and development.” The One Nova Scotia Report on Building our New Economy called for research funding in Nova Scotia to double to $360 million, the number of research and development partnerships between businesses and Nova Scotia universities and the community college to double from about 1,000 to 2,000 per year, and a 10 per cent increase in the number of working-age Nova Scotians with post-secondary certifications or completed apprenticeships.
requiring forest harvesters leasing Crown land to post proposed harvest site maps online for public comment before final harvest decisions are made adding of provincial, county and facility wait times for nursing homes and residential care facilities to the wait time page of Health and Wellness website, including how many people are waiting for a long-term care bed posting of information on funding agreements, as well as six-month progress updates on targets, on the Department of Business accountability website development of Fisheries and Aquaculture’s online mapping tool with information about existing and potential aquaculture sites around the province. Government’s Open Data portal at https://data.novascotia.ca/ provides Nova Scotians with free, easy access to provincial government data. It allows the public to access more than 300 different data sets ranging from weather, traffic volumes, public tender awards, maps and more. To read the Information Access and Privacy Services Annual Report 2015-2016 visit http://novascotia.ca/is/reports.asp By joining other countries around the globe in Celebrating Right to Know Week from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, Nova Scotia is underlining its commitment to improved transparency in government. Right to Know Week helps raise awareness of the public’s right to access government information and promotes freedom of information as a fundamental democratic right. In January 2017, as part of government’s continued commitment to strengthen access for Nova Scotians, government will launch an online system for making access to information requests. As well, some completed freedom of information and protection of privacy (FOIPOP) requests will be posted online. Information related to child and youth services, personal information or confidential business information will not be released online. The Information Access and Privacy Services 2015/2016 Annual Report shows that there have been steady improvements in the turnaround times of requests. Government offices received 2,285 FOIPOP applications and completed 81 per cent of the responses within 30 days, an increase from 78 per cent in 2014. Centralizing these services has provided more timely and consistent responses to applicants. Government’s recent efforts to increase transparency include:
Brussels: The European Union will sign a deal to remove virtually all customs duties on trade with Vietnam on Sunday, the EU Commission announced. The accord was negotiated back in December 2015, but EU member states only gave their approval on Wednesday at a ministerial meeting. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom will travel to Hanoi at the weekend to sign the deal and the EU parliament is expected to ratify it later this year. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London”I am very pleased to see that Member States have given a green light to our trade and investment agreements with Vietnam,” Malmstrom said. “Beyond the clear economic benefits, this deal also aims to strengthen respect for human rights as well as protecting the environment and workers’ rights.” EU-Vietnam trade represents 50 billion euros in goods and four billion inn services, and Europe is keen to secure access to 95 million consumers. But Brussels has expressed concern in the past about the former French colony’s human rights record.
New Delhi: The mass resignations in the Congress continued on Saturday as several party leaders resigned from their posts taking responsibility for the poor show in the Lok Sabha elections. These include Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge P L Punia, AICC secretary and Rajasthan co-in charge Tarun Kumar and Kisan Congress president Nana Patole.As many as 36 office-bearers of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee resigned from their posts on Saturday. Among them were Congress leader in Legislative Council Deepak Singh, the state unit’s senior vice-president Ranjit Singh Judev, general secretary Aradhna Mishra Mona and vice-president R P Tripathi, an official release of the party said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefThe resignations come just days after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is adamant on quitting his post, had lamented that nobody in the party had come forward to take responsibility for the poll debacle. Earlier, UP unit chief Raj Babbar had quit after the party could win only Rae Bareli seat in Uttar Pradesh and even lost its traditional stronghold of Amethi. Till now, over 130 Congress leaders have resigned, including Telangana in-charge Poonam Prabhakar, Bihar in-charge Virendra Rathore, Youth Congress vice-president Srinivas, Delhi Congress Working president Rajesh Lilothia and Anil Chowdhary, Madhya Pradesh in-charge Deepak Babaria and Goa in-charge Girish Chowdhankar. Among the Uttar Pradesh Congress members who quit their party posts were media coordinator Rajiv Bakshi, joint media coordinator Piyush Mishra, Onkar Nath SIngh, Amarnath Agarwal and Mukesh Singh Chauhan, Priyanka Gupta and Ashok Singh.
Birmingham: Jonny Bairstow knows how to channelise his anger but he doesn’t intend to change anything about his misinterpreted statement as its value after 24 hours is that of “fish and chip” paper. Bairstow was quoted in the British media as saying that “critics want to see them lose” and some are paid for the job. It was widely reported that the statement was aimed at two former skippers Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen. The opener, who is known for his plain-speaking, answered with a hundred against India and then ripped the media apart. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “Look, I’m not saying I want everyone to come out and abuse me! By no means am I saying that. At no point have I said that public is not behind us. The interview (press conference) had taken place with six, eight, 10 journalists in a very jovial, relaxed manner. To read how it was taken was very disappointing,” Bairstow said during an interaction at the mixed zone. “But there’s nothing you can change about the past…yesterday’s news is today’s fish and chip paper, that’s the saying isn’t it,” he added. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open However his skipper Eoin Morgan has no complaints as a fired-up Bairstow showed what he is capable of. “He (Bairstow) does tend to get fired up a lot, and that suits him regardless of what’s happened during the week, any week, injuries or not. “He likes a bit of fire in his belly, and I don’t mind that when he comes out and plays like that and feels like the way he did. I think it’s outstanding. So we’re delighted for him,” Morgan said.
NEW DELHI: A minor tussle related to the parking of a bike brought two communities face to face with each other taking a communal colour late on Sunday night at Lal Kuan Bazar under Hauz Qazi police station in Central Delhi. Tension gripped the locality on Monday as groups from both the communities gathered at different places. The market was closed on Monday as a mark of protest. One community accused the other of ransacking a small temple while the latter claimed that the clash erupted after some people from the other community thrashed a boy and allegedly fractured his hand. “After some altercation and scuffle over a parking issue in Hauz Qazi, tension arose between 2 groups from different communities. We’ve taken legal action & all efforts are being made to pacify feelings and bring about amity. People are requested to help in restoring normalcy,” DCP Central MS Randhawa said. The senior police officers rushed to the spot to monitor the situation. The police later put up barricades at various places to cordon off the area. Also, groups were called for mediation from both communities to diffuse the tension. Delhi government minister Imran Hussain too was seen trying to pacify the gathered crowd.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to merge 13 central labour laws into a single code which would apply on all establishments employing 10 or more workers.The proposed Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019, would enhance the coverage of workers manifold, an official release said. The decision was taken at the union cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Environment and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. The proposed code enhances the coverage of workers manifold as it would be applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more workers, where any industry, trade, business, manufacture or occupation is carried on, including IT establishments or establishments of the service sector, the release said.